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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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Ranked #35 of 1,612 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Very good food and lots of excellent dishes with lots of flavour. We asked if we could BYO from the liquor store 3 shops up the road and they were happy to accommodate us. Their beverage list is somewhat limited. Service was very good and the ambiance is terrific. We had 5 dishes and it was only $26.00 AUD a... More 

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Poland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious and authentic vietnamese cuisines served by homeless adults who perform their job with passion and smiles. Slightly pricey but worth the extra cost.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went once with my family. We were not impressed by the food. There is a lot better for far more cheaper. Though the idea is great but does not have to become a trap.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Believe the hype! This place was fantastic. A little off the beaten track, this restaurant is a hidden gem. Menu was good and varied. Staff were attentive and had good English. Food was delicious. It was served hot and fresh.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The cause maybe over-hyped the experience slightly. I think the other reviewers are exaggerating a lot. That said, restaurant looks really nice. Service was good, food was good, value for money maybe average to good. Would definitely recommend a visit, but the food is no way going to change your life like other reviews suggest. The cause clearly has huge... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant based on the positive reviews online and were not disappointed. Only 5 minutes from the night market this restaurant employs orphaned and homeless young adults who provide excellent service. The menu is extensive with the option of a reasonably priced set menu. The food was delicious, light and fresh with a delicate combination of flavours. Worth... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Worst ever food in Saigon. Don't believe good reviews. We were shocked by the contrast between reviews and reality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Very Nice restaurant with good service and excellent food. And it helps street and poor kids to learn english and develop workskills. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This busy little restaurant served us a very enjoyable meal. The various dishes we tried were all presented nicely and tasted good and authentic and the staff were really lovely.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We had our first Vietnamese meal upon arriving in Saigon three weeks ago and we returned last night for our last meal in Vietnam. Simply amazing food, amazing service by smiley young professionals and lovely concept restaurant. The owner deserves all top marks for such an amazing project which has quality, atmosphere and great authentic customer experience. Would recommend for... More 

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Additional Information about Huong Lai

Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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